Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Space Coke frontman Reno Gooch curated a playlist an eclectic mix of personal favorites, ranging from Black Flag to Funkadelic. Gooch said the following of the playlist:
“I’m Reno Gooch, frontman of the band Space Coke. Here’s a sampling of music that is very important to me for many reasons; sonics, attitude, message and more. I added the Butthole Surfers because they’re one of my all time favorite bands and I picked their cover of Donovan’s Hurdy Gurdy Man cause it’s hippy trippy. And I mean… The Surfers and Donovan is a killer mix that’s all me. Heavy Temple is here because they’re one of the best bands out there and Chassit is such a great album. I love everything Eddie Hazel so Maggotbrain is as Hazel as it gets. A lesson in emotion in music. of course Motorhead is present. I chose Overkill cause it was groundbreaking and the lyrics are pure rock n roll. An old favorite is Scratch Acid’s Mary Had a Little Drug Problem. That’s my kinda nursery rhyme! The gloominess of Ginn’s guitars on My War always got inside my head and the title song is as perfect a song as you could aspire to make. I love Gil Scott Heron and I thought Home is Where the Hatred is is a song that needs to be blasted in the streets. I recently watched Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and it had me pulling out my Public Enemy single of Arizona. Watch the video (which was only played on MTV once) and you’ll see. For a favorite act of mine with a line up of my heroes (Bootsy and Bernie Worrell in particular) check out Praxis. The first song on Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) is Blast/War Machine Dub and what a banger. Hope you enjoy my playlist and find something new in it. Check us out on Spotify too!”